When temperatures drop below freezing, there are several simple precautions that should be taken to prevent damage to plumbing pipes. Although we suggest you always keep the water shut off in any unoccupied houses, we also recommend that during cold weather months you have the piping drained until warmer weather returns.
Close all foundation vents and check for any semi-exposed waterlines in the attic. We suggest keeping the water shut off when models or specs are not occupied in case of a power failure.
Close all foundation vents, turn up the heat in the house, and open all cabinet doors to help pipes thaw out. If all lines have not thawed before you leave, turn the water off to prevent damage from a possible leak. If a leak is found after pipes have thawed and the house is still under warranty, contact us to schedule a service call.
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